The Rule of St. Benedict: Chapter 4, part 4
Today's list of tools mostly pertains to interpersonal matters within the community, and it's clear that our Father Benedict does not expect such matters to be a cake walk. It requires constant vigilance--employing these tools "unceasingly day and night"--to keep the inner states of hate, jealousy, contention, and haughtiness at bay and to cultivate those of respect for seniors, love for juniors, prayer for enemies, and peace with adversaries.
We Benedictines are given the great benefit of having a workshop provided for us in which we are able to apply these tools. We canons do not have an enclosure, per se, but we have stability in the community that is made manifest in our common practice and unity of intention. As with any benefit, however, we get from it what we give to it.
Let us, then, with all diligence and resolve, put aside our tasks that lead away from what "God has prepared for those who love him," roll up our sleeves, and employ these tools of the spiritual craft where Christ has called us to labor.